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Shrimp Scampi

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This easy Shrimp Scampi is perfect for dinner any night of the week and a great way to enjoy fresh (or frozen) shrimp. Cooked in a wonderful garlic butter sauce and it’s ready in minutes.

Made easily in about.   minutes. It goes absolutely great with a side of pasta and some crusty  garlic bread


Shrimp Scampi


Hello Friends! Today I am sharing a great dinner idea that really is so quick to make. Shrimp was on sale at the market this week so it was the perfect time to take advantage of the seafood value. 

This recipe can be made on your stovetop in just minutes. I like to pair it with hot pasta like linguini or spaghetti with a little butter and Parmesan. Dinner is ready in no time!

You will just need a few major ingredients for this recipe – Shrimp, Butter, Garlic and it is best served on noodles.


Shrimp scampi with noodles

You can use frozen shrimp or shrimp from the seafood section. Honestly, sometimes the shrimp in the seafood section has been previously frozen, so just use your best judgment. The shrimp should not feel slimy and should not have a bad smell. 

This all comes together quickly on your stovetop.

Shrimp Scampi Recipe


This is an entirely simple recipe, but it is oh so good! You can enjoy the shrimp in its butter garlic sauce as is,


Shrimp with garlic

Or you can serve it over a bed of noodles. I find that spaghetti and fettucini noodles work best with shrimp. You can also serve this over rice.


How to make shrimp scampi


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Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp scampi with noodles
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Shrimp Scampi

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword butter, garlic, pasta, scampi, shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 14kcal


  • 1 lb medium shrimp
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup white wine (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 slice lemon
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Peel and devein shrimp.
  • Heat butter in a skillet on medium low heat.
  • Add garlic, wine and shrimp and cook until just pink for 2-3 minutes each side.
  • Squeeze the juice of one lemon slice over shrimp.
  • Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Top with red pepper flakes.


Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 29mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 21mg

timesaving tips to streamline recipes

  • You can use garlic from a jar to save a couple of minutes.

This recipe cooks FAST, so make sure that you have your pasta, rice or anything else you are serving with this made and ready to go.

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